Dundee United have joined fellow Scottish Premiership side Motherwell in the race for QPR goalkeeper Liam Kelly (Sun).

The keeper excelled with Motherwell during a loan spell in the second half of last season, playing a big part in keeping the Fir Park club in the division. Kelly has returned to QPR and has made it clear he wants to depart if the London club can’t give him first-team action.

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Motherwell manager Graham Alexander has already stated his intention to sign the QPR goalkeeper again but Dundee United will rival him for the 25-year-old’s signature. Tannadice number one Benjamin Siegrist is likely to be in-demand this summer after an outstanding 2020/21 campaign, linked with clubs across Europe.

Kelly would work under new Dundee United head coach Thomas Courts, who was appointed this week after time in the club’s youth academy structure. Club captain Mark Reynolds believes Courts can get United going again after former head coach Micky Mellon’s exit: “The boys were delighted to hear Tam had got the job.

“He’s someone we know and we’ve worked with. We had that unique situation with COVID last season when he took the team which was a good insight into him and we all got a good feeling towards him. The gaffer knows what he’s about. He’s someone I’d previously thought he would be good to work under and see in that setting.

“Now we’re going to get that chance. His football philosophy and the way he wants to go about things is something we can all get on board with. We’re all delighted he got the job and can now go prove himself and help better this club.”

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